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Budget and Programming National Officer (NOA)

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023


Terms of Reference


Job Title:

Budget and Programming Officer

Duty Station:        

Guinea Bissau CO

Contract Type: 

Fixed- Term

Job Grade:



 Duration: 12 months


 Start date: October 2023


Job Purpose: To support the delivery of budget and resource analysis and programming activities and/or provide support to HQ/RBx, collaborating with and guided by managers to apply best practice approaches for the efficient, effective, and compliant utilization of funds.

Job Supervision: The job holder is working under the supervision of the Country Director to complete analytical work and provide support on resource planning and management issues. He or she will receive close guidance and regular feedback on work performed from the Budget and Programming Unit of RBD.



Budget Planning and Management


  1. Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and procedures for budget and programming activities through close monitoring, with the aim of achieving compliance with WFP and functional strategies.
  2. Contribute towards the compilation, preparation, and revision of various budget plans in compliance with budget and programming procedures.
  3. Monitor WFP’s corporate systems ensuring that all budget-supporting documents are accurate, well developed and in line with recommendations to enable accurate recording into internal systems and follow up on budget approval actions.
  4. Participate in CSPs/RBPs closure activities and work with spending units to highlight and close open commitments in a timely manner whilst bringing any potential issues to the supervisor’s attention.



Pipeline Management


  1. Collate commodity pipeline requirements including Advance Financing requests in collaboration with stakeholders at the operational level, to ensure timely shortfall coverage and efficient utilization of contributions.
  2. Prepare monthly pipeline reports and support the CO team in monitoring the resource pipeline across all transfer modalities (Food, Cash Based Transfers, Capacity Strengthening and Service Delivery) including corporate stock replenishments to maximize operational effectiveness.
  3. Participate in and support preparations for the monthly, cross-functional, pipeline working group, (across Area Offices, Sub Offices and Field Offices as needed), that proactively discusses resource availability and upcoming shortfalls, recommending timely mitigation measures.

Funds, Performance Management, and Reporting


  1. Check accuracy and monitor timely programming and utilization of funds based on operational priorities, funding proposals and donor conditions, proposing timely recommendations and possible corrective actions that enable reporting in collaboration with spending units.
  2. Perform and document fund sub allotments as per available procedures and guidelines, to avail funds to spending units for timely commitment.
  3. Participate and support preparations for the CO/RB Resource Management Committee (RMC) as per agreed timelines. The RMC reviews and prioritizes resources against the Country Portfolio Budget (CPB).




  1. Where needed, support the activation/deactivation and management of Global Commodity Management Facility (GCMF) supply lines, participate in knowledge transfer activities in support of the facility and facilitate decision-making for the allocation of corporate stocks.
  2. Support the capacity enhancement of junior staff in budgeting, funds management, operational planning and performance reporting, through the regular day-to-day interactions, delivering training using available materials, manuals and guidelines.
  3. Take active participation in training and learning opportunities, interactions with and accepting guidance from peers and senior colleagues.
  4. Collect inputs and draft accurate and timely reports, to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to senior management and external stakeholders.
  5. Contribute towards the development and improvement of systems, techniques, tools, processes, and procedures to better monitor, manage and report on WFP budgets and resources.
  6. Participate in internal meetings/committees/working groups as required, in order to obtain and provide information from a budget and resource programming perspective.
  7. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices and contribute to monitoring the management of financial risks.
  8. Perform other relevant duties as required.




Leads by Example with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards

Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards

Respects others
and values diversity

Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same

Stays focused and calm under pressure

Stays focused and calm when under pressure and encourages others to do the same

Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn

Shows humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge,
frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and taking up opportunities to develop

Drives Results and Delivers on

Delivers results for maximum impact

Holds self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results

Delegates appropriately

Delivers results against delegated tasks and seeks guidance and support where needed

Adapts readily to change

Responds readily to change adjusting work as needed


Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative

Is inclusive and collaborative

Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by sharing ideas and openly raising issues

Gives timely and
constructive feedback

Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback

Builds and shares new perspectives

Listens attentively to others to capture, learn, build and share
new perspectives


Applies Strategic

Communicates and fulfils WFP’s vision

Fulfils WFP’s vision and is able to explain how their objectives support the vision

Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things

Demonstrates curiosity, and proposes new ways of doing things when relevant

Analyses and evaluates data

Gathers data and shares knowledge to inform team decision making

Considers the impact of decisions

Implements decisions and asks questions to understand the impact for wider objectives

Builds and Maintains

Builds partnerships

Builds partnerships by seeking out opportunities to work with others

Collaborates to deliver common objectives

Collaborates with partners by sharing information and working together to deliver common goals







Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level


Internal Controls & Risk Management

Utilizes understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance and ensure data integrity.

Performance Budgeting, Analysis and Reporting

Analyzes budgets and forecasts to support the development of recommendations for senior leadership on financial and business planning matters in accordance with Value for Money principles.

Resource Management

Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders.

Performance Management

Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.

Programme Knowledge

Applies knowledge of WFP programme and supply chain principles to develop and/or review project budget plans.







Education: Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Finance, Economics or other relevant field.

Additional professional training in project management, statistical analysis and/or operational planning and management is desirable.


Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and Portuguese. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: French.











  • Experience performing basic analytics and presenting the information to meet various audience needs.
  • At least five years’ experience in preparing, managing and reporting on operational budgets and performance and willingness to strengthen skills.
  • At least five years’ experience working with large datasets, extracting information from them in an easy to interpret manner.
  • Adequate analytical skills and resourcefulness, initiative and have learned tact in devising solutions to current and potential operational issues.
  • Good understanding of information and financial systems and how those support the implementation of operations.
  • Good understanding of operational planning and business processes, rules and procedures and apply them consistently in the implementation and support of programme interventions.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work patiently and tactfully in a team, with people of different backgrounds and expertise, to deliver as one toward common operational goals.

Application Deadline: 25/09/2023

**************We promote women's leadership in our organisation and aim to achieve gender parity in our team. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.******

**********************WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.*********************